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Snowdonia - a lovingly crafted game of strategy, history, and trains - now in an updated and upgraded form of a Deluxe Master Set.
Snowdonia - a lovingly crafted game of strategy, history, and trains - now in an updated and upgraded form of a Deluxe Master Set.
4,583 backers pledged $441,141 to help bring this project to life.

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Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set

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Snowdonia is a competitive or solitaire worker placement game, lovingly crafted around the idea of building railways in Wales, and – with multiple other scenarios – around the world. Regularly expanded and polished since 2012, Snowdonia makes a grand return to gamers’ tables in this Kickstarter Limited project for veterans and all new fans alike!  

Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set is a Kickstarter Limited project. This means that it will be available primarily during this Kickstarter. After the game is manufactured, you may still be able to purchase a limited number of copies from us at conventions or on special offers, but at a higher price. Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set is a specialist project, very broad and ambitious in scope, and that is why it will not enter regular distribution.

Snowdonia is a game with simple and polished rules - the following six steps will let you start exploring its depth in no time:

1. Place your workers on action spaces, resolve from left to right:

2. Excavate the way for tracks and stations:

3. Lay tracks, raise structures:

4. Use abilities of your engines and contracts (this can happen at different times of the turn):

5. Draw new resources and events:

6. Check the weather to prepare for the next turn:

Would you like to see the game played? Scroll down to the Videos section of the project, and see Rahdo and Ricky Royal play Snowdonia!

Here is a brand new playthrough of Snowdonia by Tom Heath of the slickserdrips YouTube channel fame:

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And here's what Tom thinks about the game:

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If you want to see Snowdonia played by Rahdo, here is a game play video:

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And here is Rahdo’s review of the base game of Snowdonia:

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A full game of Snowdonia by Ricky Royal of Box of Delights

Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set comes right out of the gate as an impressive and ambitious project, with high quality, custom components and an extensive list of expansions already included in the box. However, there is even more the game can come with:

Since Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set will come in a huge and heavy box, and it is bound to still grow, shipping costs will be added after the Kickstarter project is finished, using Backer Kit. Before pledging make sure that your region or country is present in the pledge level’s shipping list, as Snowdonia Deluxe Master set does not ship anywhere in the world. Here is a list of estimated shipping costs to different regions of the world: 

The cost of shipping the Seasoned Traveller pledge will be a flat cost of about $7 worldwide. As a significant part of new art and graphic design includes any new content, the delivery dates for the expansion are the same as those for Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set.

The above list is an estimation. Shipping costs for some regions may drop slightly before we close Backer Kit. 

For most regions of the world, Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set will arrive in May of 2019. However, there are some locations with exceptionally long shipping times. So, if you are located in South America, Central America or Australia, although we will send your pledges first, you will probably wait for your copy of Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set until August or September 2019.

                                                                                                                                                       
    

Below you will find all the relevant information. Please note that the day-by-day plan is more of a frame: no points will disappear, but some may change their actual dates.

July 2nd, 2019: A day to arrive and spend some time in Manchester / Liverpool.

July 3rd, 2019: A trip to Llanberis (where all track building of Snowdonia begins), and a trip to one of the spectacular local castles, followed by an excellent game of Snowdonia with the designer.

July 4th, 2019: Start off with a train ride to the top of Mount Snowdon, and then see another breath-taking castle, followed by another game of Snowdonia with the designer.

July 5th, 2019: A picnic day! Walk a picturesque hiking route in the Snowdonia National Park, have some good food in a lovely location, and then play another Snowdonia game with the designer.

July 6th, 2019: This is the day when you visit Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch! From there, return to Manchester, and have a final go at Snowdonia with the designer!

July 7th, 2019: Departure from Manchester International Airport.

What is included in the pledge level?

  • one copy of Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set, signed by the designer
  • food and accommodation from arrival on July 2nd to departure on July 7th
  • drinks and snacks during gaming
  • airport pick-up and drop-off
  • all activities outlined in the day-by-day plan
  • playing Snowdonia with Mr Tony Boydell, who will also accompany you during the whole trip.

What is NOT included?

  • air fare tickets
  • medical / accident insurance
  • alcoholic beverages beyond one beer to accompany each game of Snowdonia
  • personal shopping

Risks and challenges

NSKN Games has been publishing quality board games since 2011. We entered Kickstarter in 2014 with our first project: Progress: Evolution of Technology - which was the first of a string of games (including two grand expansions) delivered to our backers without major delays.

With thirteen successful Kickstarter projects to our name, we are making use of our experiences to constantly improve our process, while decreasing any potential risks. While Snowdonia is a project of great scale and scope, we are equipped more than well to handle production and timely delivery of the game.

Backers from Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and most locations in Central America will most likely receive their rewards later than the rest of the backers. Backers from these regions will receive packages from Poland, send via local postal services. These packages are sometimes sent via surface mail, thus it may take up to 3 months for these packages to reach their destinations.

Once again we will be working with tried and true partners, whose procedures and production cycles we know intimately. Our current partnerships include fulfillment companies in the Europe and North America.

However, in the unlikely event of anything going wrong, we have contingencies in place, as well as some spare time to deal with unexpected events. Still, an absolute worst case scenario may add a total of 15 to 30 days to delivery.

MISSING/DAMAGED ITEMS

We are producing, packing and shipping large quantities of games, so there is always a chance of human error or damaging some game components. In any such case, please check our customer support on www.nskn.net, and we will try to resolve the matter swiftly, and to your satisfaction.

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    Seasoned Traveller

    The Seasoned Traveller pledge level provides you with a copy of the Bluebell Line expansion, and any new scenario content that is unlocked during the campaign. This is fully compatible with both 1st and 2nd edition of Snowdonia.

    Shipping costs will be added after the campaign in Backer Kit.

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    • All unlocked Stretch Goal scenarios
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    Master Builder

    The Master Builder pledge level provides you with a copy of Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set, and all Stretch Goals unlocked during the campaign. This Kickstarter Limited pledge includes the new Bluebell Line scenario designed by Tony Boydell.

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    On Site Inspector

    A five day trip through Wales with Mr. Tony Boydell himself! Visit the iconic locations from the game, including Llanberis and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, ride the train that climbs Mount Snowdon, and – last but not least – play Snowdonia with the designer.

    The trip is planned between 2nd and 7th of July 2019.

    This pledge level includes everything from the Master Builder pledge level. See “The Trip in Detail” for information and terms.

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